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Designers and researchers have come up with see-through solar panels that can be used as windows in buildings, white solar panels that can blend in with building facades or vertical wind turbines that blend into the scenery like these beautiful turbine trees created by New Wind.
Date: 01/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Why aren't more scientists emphatic about the risk of climate change? The answer can be found in a surprising place: the history of science in relation to religion.
Date: 01/05/2015
Type: Article
California is engaged in a major revision of the ways in which its utilities manage their distribution grid.
Date: 01/02/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Researchers at the University of Toronto have figured out how to make the process of spray on solar cells both cheap and fast. Light-sensitive dots, so tiny they're invisible to the eye, can be sprayed onto a flexible film and then wrapped on anything with access to sunlight.
Date: 12/30/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
In this Issue: News on the Institute's new CLiCC project, improved processing tolerance of organic photonics, CEEM highlights, and more.
Date: 12/05/2014
By reflecting sunlight and transmitting heat through the Earth's atmosphere, Standford's passive radiator system can cool without any electricity.
Date: 12/01/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us. So what will?
Date: 11/20/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Buildings must emit radically less CO2 during construction and occupation. This often leads to the assumption that we should be delivering ‘Zero-Carbon Buildings’. However, this is the wrong target for buildings, radical energy efficiency is the right target for buildings.
Date: 10/31/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
LED maker Cree on Tuesday is introducing a new consumer bulb that does away with the metal heat sink seen on most LED bulbs.
Date: 10/29/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A new HVDC line will let Europe store more wind energy in Norway’s hydropower system
Date: 10/28/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage

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